hotshot

[hot-shot] Slang.
adjective
1.
highly successful and aggressive: a hotshot lawyer; a hotshot account exec.
2.
displaying skill flamboyantly: a hotshot ballplayer.
3.
moving, going, or operating without a stop; fast: a hotshot express.
noun Also, hot shot (for defs 4, 6).
4.
an impressively successful or skillful and often vain person.
5.
Railroads. an express freight train.
6.
a firefighter.

Origin:
1595–1605; hot + shot1

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hotshot (ˈhɒtˌʃɒt)
 
n
informal an important person or expert, esp when showy

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The womans father sent hotshot on a quest to find, and bring back the firestone.
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